When living in Kingman there is something for everyone to enjoy. Kingman’s strategic location offers its citizens a plethora of options when it comes to entertainment. Not only is there a vast array of things to do in Kingman but also around Kingman.
The Kingman Center for the Arts
The Kingman Center for the Arts is a non-profit company committed to bringing more arts related events and activities to the City of Kingman. They currently host an art gallery with revolving themes and perform live plays and musicals.
The Historic Route 66 Fun Run®
The Fun Run began as a dedication of Historic Arizona Route 66 in 1988, which had just been decommissioned with the opening of I-40.
152 entries total the first year (1988) with over 60 cars making the complete journey from Seligman to Topock.
Today, more than 800 classic, custom and unique automobiles show up for this fantastic celebration of Route 66!
Andy Devine Days Festival & Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo
The town of Kingman has an explosion every September during Andy Devine Days with a Parade, car show, street dance, contexts, food, rodeo performances and a whole mess of fun!
Cowboys compete in Saddleback and Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding and Team Roping - all sanctioned by the Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association.
Andy Devine Days Festival: The Festival is a great place to go for street tacos, shaved ice, fry bread, kettle corn, Chicago style dogs and a whole lot more! It's also where you're sure to find Route 66 art and other unique South West offerings along Vendor Row.
Saturday also includes a parade, classic Car Show on Beale Street, and Hot Wheels Drag Races.
Chillin on Beale Street Car Show
Chillin on Beale Street is hosted by the Route 66 Cruizers every 3rd Saturday of the Month from March to October. Classics, customs, creatives, motorcycles, EVs, you name it… cruise on down to Beale Street in Historic Downtown Kingman for music, good food and downhome atmosphere.
Downtown Kingman First Fridays(held Monthly, February to November)
Downtown Kingman's First Friday is a monthly event intended to strengthen and unite Kingman's community. Each First Friday local artists, small businesses, and community groups collaborate to provide a unique experience for locals and visitors alike.
Mohave County Fair Grounds
The Mohave County Fairgrounds located in Kingman hosts a diverse array of events, which includes motor sports, rodeo, concerts, stage shows, festivals, BMX events, paint ball activities and private events. The Fairgrounds boards goal is to promote educational, economic, recreational and entertainment opportunities.
Today there are nine hotel/casinos in Laughlin offering over 10,000 rooms. The city by the river now attracts nearly 2 million visitors annually who visit to enjoy water sports on the Colorado and attend many tip name entertainers and high-profile special events.
Laughlin River Run
The river run was started in 1983 with 426 participants. It was conceived by Harley Davidson dealer Dale Marschke, who wanted to bring his customers on a fun weekend ride. The name comes from the fact that riders are riding out to the Colorado River, on which Laughlin sits. Other riders go across the river to visit Historic Route 66 & Kingman AZ. Today it is the largest motor cycle event on the west coast.